Between that and the State Department losing 6 billion, that’s 10 billion…
How much did the IRS mistakenly give to tax scam artists who cashed in on fraudulent tax returns last year? Would you believe almost $4 billion?
Believe it. In a report released last November, the federal government admitted that it had conducted roughly 1,500 criminal investigations concerning identity theft in fiscal year 2013. This was 66% more than the previous year.
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jay Bernardo said, “I’ve been on calls with Alabama, Chicago, some other field divisions, where they’re now experiencing people who were from Florida and now moving to other states to conduct this same type of fraud. Based on the parameters that are in place now, it’s very difficult to stop.”